Garner steps away

Brent Garner has decided to part ways with FC Buffalo after nearly a half-decade with the club.

“Leaving FCB was a personal decision that took a considerable amount of time to make,” said Garner (above left with longtime FCB winger John Grabowski).

“Making the playoffs last year and seeing a substantial increase in attendance is extremely encouraging. There is an excellent coaching staff in place and the players are as committed as they have ever been. This organization, like the city, prides itself on being blue collar. The most important part is what has been written seemingly everywhere that you see FC Buffalo, and that is ‘for our city.'”

Joining the club shortly after its founding in 2009, Garner was involved with many aspects of the day-to-day operations. A fixture at home and road matches as well as a major part of away match planning and transportation, Garner was integral in the club’s relationship with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo New York, serving as the club’s director of special events.

“On behalf of my fellow owners, we want to thank Brent for the work he did as a member of FC Buffalo,” said co-owner and president Nick Mendola. “His generosity, in both time and resource, was a significant part of our vitality, in-season and out. He’s been a visible part of so many pivotal moments in the club’s history and we’ll follow his career with great enthusiasm. Here’s hope for the best for Brent.”

Garner remains operator of music venue The Waiting Room in downtown Buffalo as well as the owner of

“We move forward thankful for the work Brent put into our business and grateful for the opportunity to take FC Buffalo to the next level,” Mendola said. “We approach the future with renewed vigor and will work hard in order to salute those who helped the club along its way.”

Supporters are encouraged to thank Brent on his Twitter page.


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